ROUNDUP: Calculation: Protection of the G7 summit costs a good 166 million euros

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MUNICH / ELMAU (dpa-AFX) – The deployment of police and security forces to re-host the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in June 2022 will likely cost more than 166 million euros. This emerges from a calculation by the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, which is available to the German Press Agency in Munich. Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) also sees a new risk situation for the meeting of the leading western economic powers in the Bavarian Alps.

The last G7 summit under the German presidency took place in 2015 in the luxury hotel not far from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Now the meeting will take place there from June 26th to 28th under the leadership of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD).

“According to the current state of knowledge and a situation that is still completely unclear at the moment, total costs (…) for the protection (…) of roughly 166.1 million euros are to be expected,” says Herrmann in a letter to the Budget committee of the state parliament. Since the expenditure in the state budget could not be taken into account due to the short-term planning, the budget committee had to approve the release of the money on Wednesday in a meeting scheduled at short notice.

When asked by the dpa, Herrmann himself emphasized that the cost calculation was not yet certain, “but we will probably move somewhere in this range”. Further: “That is a lot of money at first sight, but we also want to be a good host again and a guarantee for a safe event. The most important thing is that everything goes off peacefully again.”

In January Germany takes over the presidency of the “Group of Seven”, which also includes the USA, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Canada. The European Union also takes part in the summits. For the first time, Scholz will host such an important international meeting.

The G7 summits have not met in big cities for 20 years. For the penultimate summit, the federal government selected the Ostseebad Heiligendamm. / Had / DP / jha


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